Viral and bacterial infections that affect the respiratory system affect many people and their treatment is often slow to produce results. The use of antibiotics is the first act adopted by the majority. However, this solution is not always the best since antibiotics are only effective against bacteria and not viruses. Therefore, in case of viral infection, these drugs do not fight against viruses.
Indeed, antibiotics should only be used in case of bacterial infection and have no effect on a viral infection. The best way to fight the viral infection is to strengthen the immune system of our body so that it is able to cope with these viruses and destroy them.
There are herbal remedies that have been used for millennia and act as natural antibiotics to repair the damage to our lungs, boost and regenerate our body and improve our health.
- Effective herbs to eliminate lung infections The licorice root
Licorice is known and used for millennia for its tranquilizing effect, especially in Chinese medicine. Its main components such as glycyrrhizin (GL), glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), liquiritigenin (LTG), licochalcone A (LCA), licochalcone E (LCE) and glabridin (GLD) confer antiviral properties and antimicrobial. It softens and softens the mucous membranes of the lungs, throat and stomach and strengthens the immune system to relieve inflamed mucous membranes. The book Herbs and Natural Supplements by Lesley Braun and Marc Cohen, describes the benefits of licorice and its components that allow it to fight free radicals and relieve bronchial spasm. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties make it possible to get rid of all the pulmonary infections. By the way, a study from New York University, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, discovered that the compound, glycyrrhizin could prevent the herpes virus from triggering a cancer, named Kaposi’s sarcoma.
- The root of Osha
The Osha root is a plant used for a long time by the Amerindians. It contains, among others, camphor which helps to strengthen the respiratory system, facilitate breathing and increase blood circulation in the lungs, it also helps to calm the irritation of the respiratory system such as inflammation of the sinuses.
Oregano has always been used in a traditional way to cure many ailments. It is an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin E, K, iron and calcium. It also contains several phytonutrients such as thymol, rosmarinic acid and carvacrol which give it the quality of a powerful antioxidant. These components allow it to acquire the status of anti-infectious potency, they stimulate the immune system, help fight against lung infections and sore throats and act on the airflow of the respiratory and nasal tracts . Oregano oil is also effective against bacteria and acts as an antibiotic. According to Professor Salisbury of the University of the West of England, the essential oil of oregano of the Himalayas is bursting with antibacterial properties and can eradicate superbug which is easily transmitted in hospital settings, MRSA .
The menthol contained in peppermint oil and peppermint provides muscle relaxation of the airways and facilitates the nasal breathing process. Thus, dried peppermint is rich in menthone, cineole, menthyl acetate, methanofuran, limonene, pulegone, pinene and caryophyllene, which combined with its antioxidant and antihistamine properties give it a powerful decongestant nasal passages.
Liquorice is not recommended in case of:
- Kidney failure
- High blood pressure
- In hypertension
- Potassium deficiency
- Liver cirrhosis
- Cholestatic hepatitis